I am a tea drinker and like a variety of teas. So when the need came for a place to keep the tea I decided it was time to make a tea box. We planned on keeping the box in the cupboard so we decided against a lid. The handles are to make it easy to get in and out of the cupboard. I decided to resaw the dividers as I did not like to look of plywood edges and it was the first time I had ever done any resawing so that was interesting. The handle was done on the router using a round over and cove box bit. The doweled into the box.
In a hurry to see what the box would look like I glued on the handles on before I cut the keys so there went me using my box key jig! So I had to use a picture frame jig and be very careful.
The box is basswood and the keys and handles are red oak.
The tea box with all the tea
The empty box.
View showing the key and the handles.